Poor little lamb broke her leg….dang. With a few tears I took her to the vet. She has an unstable fracture of her joint..a break at the growth plate. She is now called Jess after the vet who spent so much time with her. Fingers crossed the break will heal well and her leg will grow normally. Unfortunately her first time mum just did not see her and stood on her ankle. :-(
Little Jess had her cast taken off today (23/10/17). She is a little bow legged and tender, but seems pretty content!... The break on 22/9/17, second xray on 9/10/17 and the cast came off on 23/10/17 (splint cast changed weekly as the was growing quickly).
Two days shearing in NSW at https://www.burbidgefarms.com/wool-harvestinghas made me a convert for these cradles! If there were ever a longitudinal study on shearers quality of life using different shearing methods…the cradle I suspect would be best practice! Now I just need to raise the money to buy one LOL.